Albert Walther

According to Karen Lightowler’s research, Albert may have been the youngest victim of the Great Sheffield Flood. He died of a fever caused by the flood, around a month later. He turned 2 years old shortly after the flood.

Albert was the son of German immigrants; his father, Herman, moved to Sheffield and became a master tailor. The family suffered greatly in the flood, shown by their comparatively large claim of £53 1s. They received £25, of which £10 went towards Albert’s burial in Wardsend.

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Lightfowler, K., Sheffield Flood: The Aftermath, 2007, p. 144

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